I am not getting any compensation in any form whatsoever from this post. Simply sharing some of my favorite sites to visit when the BBQ inspiration hits
I have spent a few years (about 20 plus) cooking in commercial kitchens. From fast food to signature restaurants, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to experience them all. The one thing that I have not done much has been working behind the grill. At least not the way that I had wished. Barbecuing and smoking are little passion projects of mine that I take on occasion, and since I feel that I have a few things to learn, I would like to share my top five places online I go to when I want to learn something new or just be inspired.
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Hey Grill Hey-heygrillhey.com
Hey grill hey, from heygrillhey.com. Susie Bulloch runs this website. She writes the recipes, and I believe she does everything else in between. Her recipes are very creative and definitely very inspiring.
At Susie's website, not only will you find great recipes as well as their line of products from sauces and rubs to apparel. Hey Grill Hey, it is loaded with information and inspiration. I recently bought their rubs and sauces. We made pork ribs and used the pork sweet rub and the Everything BBQ sauce. Their products have great flavor without overpowering the meat.
I first came across grillseeker.com through Pinterest. Every time I see one of his posts, I want to go outside and start grilling. Mathew Eads is the mastermind behind Grill Seeker. You will find Indoor and outdoor recipes; grilling basics; spices, rubs, and sauces; and product and meat reviews.
Culinary Dude is a Former US Navy Chef. He wants to spread positive vibes through his culinary creations. I enjoy looking at his posts. I always feel inspired and, at times, validated by what it is I want to make. Culinary dude always has something cooking, from product reviews to behind-the-scenes tours to some local eateries, to how to make anything. Culinary Dude is also eager to answer any questions you might have.
Meat like Mike-TikTok and Instagram
If you are not in TikTok, you are missing out on Meat like Mike. His videos are very informative and tantalizing. His recipes are simple but, at the same time, quite impressive. Definitely, something to aspire to. I have learned a few cooking "tricks" from him and always look forward to seeing his videos on TikTok.
Regular_gourmetjoe-TikTok and Instagram
I was curious about Regular_gourmetjoe when he answered a question at TikTok on cast iron. Since I am a sucker for cast iron and always love to learn more. I then swiped to his account to see what other posts he has posted and was hooked. He has a very professional approach to his quick tutorials. As much as I already know, I love to see how he teaches cooking techniques. I always feel like there is something new to learn or take a refresher on.
So, If you are ever looking for great recipes, inspiration, or know-how on all things BBQ, these guys are where I would start. Especially when it comes to questions, all of the Instagram and TikTok profiles I shared are great at answering questions related to their posts.
One more thing . . .
Instagram and TikTok videos are about a minute long but packed full of information, but did you know that you could search on Instagram through hashtags? Try it, go to Instagram and search #girlmeetsfire and you will find me.
You could search recipes, cooking terms, and more by typing #subject if you do not know where to start looking for inspiration. I hope you visit some of these sites and enjoy them as much as I do. Again, I am getting no compensation from any of these social media handles or websites. I want to share with you where I go for when I want to get my grill on, lol.